Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow 2017

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Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow 2017

Next-Gen Datacenters: Making a Cloud Reality

Lagos, August 17, 2017


The Africa enterprise infrastructure market is gradually maturing as an increasing number of organizations embrace more efficient, consolidated, manageable, and cloud-enabled infrastructures. Sitting at the heart of this shift is the implementation of digital transformation initiatives and the adoption of 3rd Platform technologies like cloud, mobility, social business, and Big Data analytics. Such developments are reshaping the datacenter and driving organizations to reassess their associated architecture.


The modern datacenter continues to evolve in line with evolving business demands and advancements in technology. As such, IDC is seeing notable changes within key datacenter-related technology markets like servers, storage, and networking, as well as a gradual shift to newer consolidated systems. Ultimately, for cloud to become a reality, datacenters must evolve and become more agile, enabling organizations to embrace innovative solutions that are more scalable and manageable.


With all this in mind, join IDC and key industry players as we discuss the dynamics of the next-generation datacenter and examine the role that cloud and mobility will play in paving the way for enterprises to leverage IT as a genuine business enabler. Respected thought leaders will be on hand throughout the day to ensure you gain strategic insights into making your cloud and datacenters even more effective.




Time Event Speakers

Registration & Welcome Tea/Coffee


IDC Welcome Address

Swapna Subramani
Research Manager, Systems & Infrastructure Solutions, IDC Middle East & Africa

Next-Gen Datacenters: Making Cloud a Reality

Swapna Subramani
Research Manager, Systems & Infrastructure Solutions, IDC Middle East & Africa
The Africa datacenter landscape has swiftly matured over the past years. Adoption of 3rd platform technologies by enterprises has necessitated a more pro-active future outlook among the regions IT executives with efficiency and optimization within the datacenter becoming key. The datacenter has transformed from being a business support function to a business enabling function. Even amidst the tough economic and political climate in the region, datacenters today are transforming in order to make cloud a reality along with using innovative efficiency enhancements. This presentation covers some of the latest trends and market size dynamics indicating the transformation to datacenters of the future.

The Future of Business in the Cloud – Every CEO needs a Business Strategy for the Digital Economy

Cameron Beveredge
Director: Cloud and Line of Business, SAP Africa
CEOs today are tasked with improving shareholder returns, helping businesses become more profitable, ensuring business survival and growth, attracting and retaining talent, reducing business risks, and driving innovation. This presentation will therefore explore how CIOs can leverage the power of cloud to bring together every aspect of business operations. Cloud seamlessly integrates customers, operation, devices, and business partners, thereby allowing business leaders to focus on innovation and reimagine their future in the Digital Economy.

End-user Presentation (SAP Invited)


Road to the Cloud

Steve Obiago
CIO, Chicason Group


Tea/Coffee & Networking


Cloud and Datacenter Innovation through Ecostruxure

Okechi Osuagwu
Senior Solutions Architect, Datacenter and Infrastructure, Schneider Electric


Modernize Automate Transform

Ehidiamen Obodeh
Senior Solution vArchitect, DELL EMC

Technology is advancing at an exponential rate and changing how we work and live. It is the engine of human progress. The new digital era is really a fourth industrial revolution, creating a world where everything is connected, a source of greater data and insight.


A Time of Digital Darwinism

Olubukola Ajetunmobi
CIO, Providus Bank

We currently live in a time of digital Darwinism — an era where technology and society are evolving faster than businesses can naturally adapt. This sets the stage for a new era of leadership, a new generation of business models, charging behind a mantra of “adapt or die.”

This has led organizations into learning that “Recognizing the need to adapt to the needs of consumers is the most valuable asset for a company looking to survive, according to an article by Brian Solis of The Washington Post.” Therefore any organization that wants to escape dying must begin to think transformation, and indeed – Digital Transformation.

One of the roads to a meaningful transformation is the change in orientation from the perspective of “Ownership” to “Access”. Customers and the changing clime demands for speedy service at cheaper cost, therefore, the thinking must change from bricks and mortal. Businesses must be seen to operate and remain in their lanes in order to achieve expertise and customers’ demands.



Panel Discussion - NextGen Datacenters: Making Cloud a Reality


Summary & Close


Raffle Draw


Lunch & Networking

General Information


Thursday,17th August 2017




  • FREE Attendance for all End Users
  • Standard Fee for Non-sponsoring ICT companies – 500 USD
  • Delegate fee is valid for vendors of IT products and solutions.
  • Attendance, conference materials, coffee breaks and lunch are included in the registration fee.

IDC  reserves the right to refuse attendance to any person not fitting the correct job descriptions, or from a vendor organisation.

Contact :

Theresa Eshiet,

Tel: +234 8023356732


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Why sponsor the Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow 2017?

  • Brand association with Senior IT Decision Makers, Datacenter Managers and Influencers via the extensive promotional campaign pre- and post-event
  • Position your company as one of the leading technology players in the Region
  • Meet face-to-face and build connections with a targeted group of qualified end users and decision makers
  • Hold meaningful conversations with potential customers – generous time set aside for networking
  • Secure post show appointments by collecting leads & conducting surveys through the exhibition


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Theresa Etukodo Eshiet

Conference Manager, West Africa

+234 802 335 6732

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